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the storm even hit so they were able to get here relatively quick. the national guard was here. fema was here. they were all working with the local authorities and were able to do it pretty smoothly. they've stopped search and rescue efforts for tonight and say they've gotten all of the elderly and handicapped people out of the area. they will do it if there are emergency situations. they're not entirely sure how many are left in the houses. we did speak with some who said they were going to stay regardless, they didn't feel like it was much of a threat. the high tide, though comes in at midnight tonight and they are concerned about getting another four feet of water. right now it's receding a lot since we've been here for the past few hours the entire day mostly. we can show you what it looks like here and this is certainly what it looks like. you can hear the sounds of the activity here and the generators and sirens every once in a while but wove a hard time conveying is what it smells like. there's a lot of gasoline, a lot of sewage. you don't want to imagine, rachel. what's in al
other issue is romney's thoughts on fema. here he is yesterday. >> [ inaudible ]? >> romney: why -- >> why don't you answer any questions about fema. >> nothing to say. more bill coming up after the break. highest priority on election day. besides, you can always dvr my show. you really cant' dvr the future of the country. to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. so vote and vote smart. [♪ theme music ♪] >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation, on your radio, and on current tv this is the "bill press show." >> bill: my new political hero, chris christie. he is saying lots of nice things about president obama today, and president obama is going up to new jersey today to tour the storm-ravaged areas with governor chris christie. good morning, everybody, welcome to the "full court press" right here on current tv and on your local progressive talk radio station this wednesday morning. halloween, trick or treat. halloween has not been canceled or postponed, aren't you happy you will have all of thos
. >> as we know, that help is going out to fema, mobilizing resources to help the governors impacted by sandy and the people in their states. however last year it was during one of the primary debates where governor romney had this to say about what should happen in fema. take a listen. >> fema is about to run out of money and some people who say, you know, maybe we're learning a lesson that the state should take on more. how do you deal with that? >> absolutely, any time you have occasion to send it back from the federal government and send it back to the states and if you can go further and send it back to the private sector. >> the president signed these major disaster declarations for the state of new jersey and new york. they seem to be grateful for the help of fema and the president. wouldn't president romney want to do away with fema and ship those resources back to the states? do we know for sure? >> yea. absolutely. he's not opposed to that by any means. i think what the governor is talking about and we've seen cases in the past is trying to make sure that fema is the most effective
so that fema personnel are working closely with state and local governments. we're making sure that food and water and emergency generation is available for those communities that are going to be hardest hit. transportation is going to be tied up for a long time. and probably the most significant impact for a lot of people in addition to flooding, is going to be getting power back on. the fact is, a lot of these emergency crews are not going to be able to get into position to start restoring pooir until some of the winds have died down. >> joining me for the latest on. power and scope of sandy is nbc meteorologist bill kerrins. bill, the mayor of new york seemed to indicate the worst is over in new york city. where is the country now in this storm? because it covers a lot more than the state of new york? >> well, if this was a sporting event we're heading toward the end. we've seen the worst of it. we've seen the most damage and the most extreme damage on the coast with the high tide cycle we just got done with but all the water has to rush out and we still have wirnds blowing
is flexing the muscle of incumbency. he spent sunday afternoon at fema headquarters in washington. >> this is a serious and big storm. and my first message is to all the people across the eastern seaboard, mid-atlantic going north that you need to take this very seriously. >> governor romney canceled his weekend events in virginia. instead he spent sunday with running mate, paul ryan, on a bus tour through ohio. >> i know that right now some people in the country are a little nervous about a storm about to hit the coast. and our thoughts and prayers are with the people who will find themselves in harm's way. >> even before today's changes, the storm had already altered the campaign travel calendar, if you will. vice president biden cut short a new hampshire campaign swing. and instead diverted to ohio. >> the last thing the president and i want to do is let this campaign get in the way of anything. the most important thing is people's safety and people's health and property being saved here. >> the tuesday schedule is also in jeopardy. romney canceled a stop in new hampshire. the
jersey before the storm even hit. they were able to get here quick. national guard was here, fema was here. they were all working with local authorities and able to do it smoothly. they stopped search and rescue efforts for tonight. they have gotten all of the elderly and handicap out of the area. they will do it if there are emergency situations. they are not sure how many people are left in the the houses. we spoke to some people who said they were going to stay regardless. they didn't feel like it was much of a threat. the high tide though comes in at midnight tonight and they are concerned about getting another four feet of water. it's receded a lot. we can show you what it looks like here. you can hear the sounds of the activity here and the generators and the sirens every once in awhile. we have a hard time conveying what it smells like. there's a lot of gasoline, a lot of sewage. you don't want to imagine what's in all this water right now. >> everybody needs to take that high tide seriously as we know that's one of the things leaders are saying is to think this is necessar
. fema officials say, sandy is not anywhere near being over either end as of right now this storm is moving inland, and dumping more than a foot of snow in west virginia, today at 3 feet predicted in some regions. what is left of hurricanes and the remains powerful, and tonight it threatens the midwest. officials in chicago warning people to keep their distance from lake michigan where high winds are expected to create waves reaching as much as 24 feet in height. meteorologist calling sandy a once-in-a-lifetime storm with some experts predicting a $20 billion in damages as the now more than 20 states have been hit by the super store. tonight we will be bringing you up today, of course, the presidential campaign which has come as you might expect, been thrown into disarray. both candid it's scrapping their event schedules and polling agencies such as gallops suspending their operations, at least in terms of the daily tracking. governor romney today focused on fund-raising for the victims of the deadly storm while president obama canceled his events through wednesday to monitor the
of snow, so already starting to fall, and fema, federal emergency management agency, says the storm damage from wind alone could reach $3 billion. we're also going to be hearing from the president about 45 minutes or so from the white house. he is going to be making a statement, updating the conditions of what the federal government is doing to tackle this horrific storm. forecasters expect that sandy will make landfall as early as tonight. the eye of the storm appears headed for jersey shore. the delmarva peninsula. it's an area that includes delaware, parts of maryland and urban search and rescue teams already standing by in maryland, waiting for deployment orders from fema. coastal maryland getting ready, already pounded by a strong waves, high surf. martin o'malley is following developments from the emergency management center. governor, first of all, thanks for joining us. i know this is a very busy time for you. i was just in maryland over the weekend visiting with family and friends, and clearly a lot of people right now quite tense about what is about to take place. you have search
. you saw the president there, had to stop campaigning to meet with fema today because of the storm. mitt romney can selling rallies, going to the state of ohio. and tonight, the state of maryland, just calling off the first day of early voting tomorrow. and all of this comes as the latest abc news/"washington post" poll shows mitt romney ahead of the president by one point. this is razor thin. here's our senior political correspondent jon karl tonight. >> reporter: it's mother nature's october surprise. a storm so big and so destructive, it could throw the campaign's final week into chaos. >> the storm will throw a little bit of havoc into the race. >> reporter: for president obama, it meant canceling two upcoming campaign events and visiting fema headquarters, vowing an immediate response to the storm. >> we're going to cut through red tape, we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. we want to make sure we are anticipating and leaning forward. >> reporter: there are political stakes, too. a chance for the president to show decisive leadership or to take the blame if
as a major disaster area. i was on the phone with fema at 2:00 a.m. this morning to answer the questions they needed answers to get that designation, and the president has been outstanding in this, and so the folks of fema, craig fugate and his folks have been excellent >> i know you took exception with the handling of this situation by the mayor of atlantic city, lorenzo langford. you were very upset that he didn't evacuate that city or all of that city and instead offered some people shelter in some city shelters, and you said that he was a rogue mayor and said, quote, i don't have a feud with the guy, but i wish he would do his job. a little time has passed between those comments and right now, the emotional level has come down. do you still feel that way? >> listen, the fact of the matter is i feel badly for the folks in atlantic city who listened to him and sheltered in atlantic city, and i guess my -- my anger has turned to sympathy for those folks, and we're in the midst now of trying to go in and save them. daylight has come. we've got an urban search and rescue team with,000 bot
. president obama stopped campaigning today to meet with fema. mitt romney had to cancel rallies in the state of maryland a short time ago, calling off the first day of early voting tomorrow. and look at this tonight. it all comes as the latest abc news poll shows this is a dead heat, mitt romney, ahead of president obama by just one point, 49% to 48%. and with a race this tight, a big question tonight -- could the hurricane upend this final stretch? here's abc's senior political correspondent jon karl tonight. >> reporter: it's mother nature's october surprise. a storm so big and so destructive, it could throw the campaign's final week into chaos. >> the storm will throw a little bit of havoc into the race. >> reporter: for president obama, it meant canceling two upcoming events and visiting fema headquarters, vowing an immediate response to the storm. >> we're going to cut through red tape, we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. we want to make sure we are anticipating and leaning forward. >> reporter: there are political stakes, too. a chance for the president to show deci
-800-621-fema and disasterassistance.gov funding is continued to be made available and when we talk about those dollars, this is money that has been direct posited. -- deposited. as the numbers keep going up, they are not dollars that are just approved. with that, in turn it over to charlie with the red cross. >> we want to give you an update on the particular activities in new york and new jersey. i want to would knowledge that i know this is a frustrating time of the people who have been affected by this storm and we want everyone to know we're doing everything possible to provide aid and comfort to thousands and we have had people in place since before the storm made landfall. i do not want to, in any way, diminish the impact of those in other states. the red cross has a large relief operations in new york and new jersey as we learn about what the neighborhoods are that have a need. as power comes back on, awareness is increasing in terms of the areas of need and we're putting plans in place to provide people with food, water, relief supplies, and comfort. a massive feeding effort is underwa
surge. meantime a big warning coming from the president of the united states. he made a visit to fema headquarters and he said the resources are in place to deal with the storm and he expects fast response to any damage once that storm does hit. but he added, people really need to be prepared. >> you need to take this very seriously, and follow the instructions of your state and local officials because they are going to be providing you with the best advise in terms of how to deal with this storm over the coming days. >> the president also held a conference call will governors and mayors that are in the storm's path. >> so emergency management officials, cnn's george how well is on the outer banks right now. you're feeling the effects of that storm in kill devil hills, george? >> we're also keeping in close contact with emergency management officials in their county. the latest from them. obviously the winds are strong out here. we're talking wind gusts from 40-mile-per-hour and i can tell you the plus is in effect right now. these wind gusts if you're not careful will not be back. al
fema and said the federal government is standing by to provide any assistance it can. >> the president has left orlando and canceled a rally headed back to the white house to help deal with the affects of this storm. the evacuation order took place here last night. people filling gas cans and generators. slowly moving out of town. >> i can imagine. there were massive power outages expected before this storm hit. i can see lights behind you but are you hearing about any outages so far where you are? >> oh, yes. there's still power here but there are power outages expected and rolling blackouts on purpose. added extra crews and clearing trees and clear the power lines. the worry is once this water really starts to pile up that it saturates the ground and trees will go down and a lot of folks here need to be prepared for many days without power. >> thank you for that report and be careful out there. thank you. >> if you are planning to fly to the northeast today or tomorrow you are probably out of luck. all flights have been canceled for the next 48 hours, boston, jfk, new york and philad
is the administrative of fema, craig fugate, is a man who worked here in florida in charge of emergency management services in florida, well-known to floridians, he's now -- he worked under jeb bush in florida as a real pro. i think president obama deserves points for having chosen somebody that is a professional instead of a political crony. but it is very important. it can make or break careers. there are points where politics and hurricanes meet and it can help or they can collide. and they can break careers. we all remember governor blanco in louisiana, what a disaster that was. >> yeah. we remember all of that. so, listen, a republican praising the president, a democrat, it happened here on cnn. lz, let's stick with the ground game here. because we are talking about the imaginary scenarios for after disaster happens. what happens after, can people get to the polls? will the power be out? will there be blockage in the road? all of this. we don't know as it is pretty far to forecast out seven, eight, nine days from now to election day, but this is throwing a monkey wrench into the plans that no
a lot of money to help all these states and also to try to manage fema, which, as yet, is not engaged. it's more the immediate response is at the local level, the fema is for the longer. he has done okay. there is is no criticism of that. >> bill: i don't think anybody should be sniping at him or romney. romney the same thing. he has got to be sympathetic. he doesn't have any power to do anything. he has got to show his concern. they both cancelled some appearances and all of that i won't sniping. what i would say if i were cynical but of course i'm not you can discount that. >> you are little bow beep. going forward, tomorrow is a hybrid news day. you will still have storm stuff but the story will deintensify and the political stuff will come back. and then on thursday, both romney and obama will regain, you know, they will start to campaign again. looking forward, i don't see sandy as a factor. >> no, i don't. it might have marginal effects. it does show the president is presidential. people expect that in a national emergency. that's not really stuff. you might say that if you look
between state, local and federal government. we've now got the fema teams on the ground today and i think we're ready. schools will be a day-by-day call and largely up to the local government to determine whether it's safe to have buses and kids out on the road over the next two days. >> and i got to ask you, another thing that's sort of been bubbling up here, and i know we're way ahead of it, it's a long shot, but some people had power out for more than a week. what happens if power is out november 6th? >> well, we have contingency plans in place right now. we've already worked with dominion power to make sure that polling places and registrar's offices are among the highest priorities for power restoration. we anticipate having a full seven days before the election to have power restored. so we don't anticipate that being a problem at all. if people are inconvenienced right now because they can't get to a registrar's office to do absentee voting, we're looking at possibly extending hours before the election to make sure that happens. that is clearly on our mind. the state board of elect
with fema on the ground and working in partnership to try to start the recovery. megyn: not only do you have so many people in their homes devastated. but now we hear that the path train, the knowledge path train that so many people use to commute to their jobs will be us spend for 7-10 days. are you encouraging people to stay at home and skip work the next few days? >> we are encouraging people to pay attention to media reports. the infrastructure in terms of transportation has been greatly impacted. the public transportation as well as even local roadways. megyn: it doesn't look inviting or something you want to go out in. folks need to earn a living. mary, all the best to you. >> thank you, megyn. megyn: new york and new jersey really took a beating and connecticut as well. 21 states already affected plus washington, d.c. and more still in sandy's path. our coverage of the monster storm continues from arlington, virginia where trees and power lines are down. power is out for tens of thousands of people. this arlington outside the nation's capital. amtrak is suspend. megyn: president obama
here. we need the city to step in. we need fema to come and place people in housing. because you have children who lost everything. you have parents who are deaf state who are sitting in shelters. i was in a hurricane shelter, is-217. there were no showers and we were there for four days. >> reporter: you got your teenaged son out of here before the storm hit. >> right. i got him out because i didn't want him to be here in the devastation. >> and see all of this. >> sues onan also tells us the community groups are on the ground handing out hot food, clothing and water to held those storm victims in need. >>> it's the final three-day push to the finish line. we're waiting for president obama to take to the stage in iowa. you're looking at live pictures. we'll hear from the president. we're also going to hear shortly from one of the president's biggest supporters, his former white house chief of staff rom emanuel. ime ime and maybe it's costing too much money. introducing bluebird by american express and walmart. your alternative to checking and debit. it's loaded with features, not fee
could reach 60 to 70 miles per hour. >> even the head of fema said this is a slow-moving storm dumping lots of rain in those areas. gets go to george howell in kill devil hills, and yes, it continues. you continue to get pummelled there pretty badly, george. have you seen anybody who has ventured out in your purview? >> no. just us. we're out here, everyone is inside, everyone is making sure to stay out of the way of this thing because it is pretty rough out here. the winds come and go. we've seen gusts 40 miles an hour-plus. and i just spoke with officials of dare county and emergency management, and they said, look, this is going to be a touchy situation through the night. they expect the winds to get stronger. we are on that area of land, that part of the state that juts out into the atlantic. the storm is moving up and then we lose the metropolitan area, but as it gets closer to us, we're getting closer to the stronger winds in that wind field. that's the big worry out here. and also as these winds start to shift. so it was coming to the eafrom now it's coming from the north and th
, and of course, there's been some emergency shelters in place, and there's about 50 on standby. of course, fema has stepped in to offer their assistance as well delivering about 700,000 meals to people across the state. >> greta: and i suspect your hospitals have backup generators and senior homes and everything is all taken care of because when you get surprised by a snowstorm this early in the season, and you can't even move anybody around because of the condition of the roads, and you've lost power, it is a recipe for disaster. >> reporter: yes. that is right. i believe a lot of -- we've learned from our past here in west virginia. a lot of bad snowstorms we've come to have the generators ready and have the services ready for the elderly and the hospitals. >> greta: well, the good news is you have the generators ready for the hospitals. the thing that's a little alarming is 300,000 without power tonight and looking at those temperatures. there are going to be a lot of really cold people in west virginia tonight. travis, thank you. >> reporter: thank you. >> greta: now, we're going to have mo
of fema. appreciate your time this morning because i know you're really busy. first of all, tell me a little bit about the relief supplies that you have staggered. i know normally you sort of position them and then you move them in to where they're needed. but as mr. nba just pointed out to us and rob marciano before it's such a wide storm, is that compromising your ability to get close to where you might need to some emergency supplies? >> well, what we did was we sent stuff throughout the region. we began moving generators and water and all kinds of supplies back and friday, saturday, getting them in yesterday, so we're moving stuff. we've also got to remember the private sector is not idle either. they're doing everything to get their stores back open. we have been moving things from outside the area, basically from the carolinas all the way up into the new england states. and as inland as, you know, the west virginia with the blizzard there. pennsylvania, from flooding. so we've been moving stuff. now is time as rick said, people need to be safe so we can get to recovery next. >
the president is getting regular updates on sandy and says the federal emergency management agency, fema, has pre-staged resources to potentially affected states and areas head of the storm and fema remains in close contact with the emergency responders and states up and down the east coast, to ensure there are no unmet needs. governor romney planned to campaign in virginia and he talked with bob mcdonnell and decided at that state emergency personnel need today focus on storm prep and not political events and here is what the governor about the storm. to virginia, new jersey, new york, and along the coast in your minds and in your hearts, you know how tough these hurricanes can be and our hearts go out to them. >> reporter: governor romney will be campaigning in ohio today. back to you guys in new york. >> molly, thanks for the live report from our nation's capital. >> alisyn: for "fox & friends" in just two minutes. we have lots of updates. chances are, you're not made of money, so don't overpay for motorcycle insurance. geico, see how much you could save. when the doctor told me that i co
briefing, we'll be getting the live briefing from fema, the federal emergency management agency. that should be happening in about half an hour so we'll be watching for that. also, we heard from specifically the president just a little earlier today from the briefing room. here's part of what he said. >> if public's not following instructions, that makes it more dangerous for people, and it means that we could have fatalities that could have been avoided. >> that was the president earlier today. we have correspondents covering this hurricane up and down the northeast coast here all the way from north carolina upward. but i want to go straight to chad myers. chad, walk on in and let's talk, as we've now gotn this update, this is breaking, the fact -- >> right there. >> it's moving faster. >> 28 miles an hour. it is now hauling the mail right toward the coast close to cape may, atlantic city, or maybe it slides just south of cape may where the ferry would run and right into wilmington, delaware weather a huge surge there. worried about wilmington, worried about philadelphia, even
in fema-designated flood zones don't have a choice, they had to buy flood insurance, so they're likely to be covered as well because flood insurance policy covers not only for a flood, but also a storm surge. the other coverage, you talked about falling trees, if a tree were to fall on a car, so long as you have comprehensive coverage and about 80% of the people, drivers opt to purchase it, you're covered on that as well when it comes to the auto insurance. >> an older car, like the one that i drive, though, will most of us just have liability and we're out of luck, right? >> i would say yes and i think that's why if you talk to insurance agents, they say if you're going to drop one on an older car, it's better to drop collision because collision is pricier than comprehensive and you have comprehensive coverage not only -- the answer is not just described with the tree falling on the car, but the comprehensive also covers you for a partial or submerged flooding of a vehicle. >> it's too late at this point if you haven't done the work that you were supposed to do, the itemizing and all
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